Size: 16"W x 12"H x 0.75"D
Year Created: 2015
This painting is inspired by the Tropical Farms macadamia nut farm in Oahu (Hawaii). It was our last day in Oahu and we were driving along the famous Kamehameha Highway in Kaneohe. If you haven't been to this side of Hawaii, you will be immediately enchanted by the Ko'olau mountain range in the background.
This place was such a fun little stop - of course a little touristy...but that's also what makes travelling fun sometimes. I enjoyed this scene with the red boutique cottages amidst the tropical landscape. This place made for a nice retreat from driving along the highway. If you love Hawaii, like me, here is a bit of Hawaiian style art for you.
Most of us are captivated by beautiful imagery in our daily life: a vibrant sunset, a beautiful piece of architecture, a garden. And yet, with our busy lives, we don’t always have time to enjoy what we already have in our surroundings. I am an artist living in San Diego, painting for over 20 years. My daytime profession is in healthcare, but my artful spirit calls me to create on a regular basis. I began experimenting with oil paints as a young teen. In college I continued my endeavors with various media, and accomplished the equivalent of a Minor of Art in college. After college I pursued a graduate degree in psychology, yet still I continued painting. I have apprenticed under Tetrachromat Artist Concetta Antico in San Diego. Through her instruction, I became the oil painter and artist I am today. In spite of my day job in healthcare, I am regularly compelled to paint and share meaningful images with others in my own colorful and playful style.